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. while serving in the navy he also managed to obtain advanced management training at harvard business school. you have a combination of practical military experience and sharp budgeting and management knowledge that the adderall possesses, respect for mike mullen is the reason so many distinguished chose to join this coalition and its now my pleasure to add general mike mullen. [applause] >> thanks for your leadership on this project which as you sit goes back decades, and i do appreciate all of you coming here today for what is a truly critical juncture for the nature and terms of our national security. our economic viability and continuing leadership role overseas. it was in response to a routine question more than years ago when i first link to these concerns. you ask me what is the greatest threat to the united states security. as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff i got asked that all the time. i answered in two words, that. i think i surprised him. today 50 former senior national security officials served across eight presidential administrations and formed the coalition to s
a sense of what relationships washington has with india and what would be priorities for both india navy? [inaudible] how is it going to help? >> let me start with your last question first. as far as the indian ocean organization that you related to that we are, we're not a part of but we are invited as an observer to it, but in general, throughout the into pacific region, first, you have to understand the breadth and scope of that region. is well over half the people in the world living in that region. all the major economies are in that region, including ours. seven of the 10 largest armies in that region. you can put all the comments in the world in the pacific ocean, put all of them in the pacific ocean and still have room for another africa, another candidate, another united states, another mexico. that's just in the pacific. the indian ocean is vast as will fix we have this really large, very dynamic, can't even call it a region. it's half the world, where you have historical ties between countries, bilateral, multilateral, and you have this, there is no one security organization t
the deputy commander of the people's liberation army navy, and the commander of the ambassadors japanese maritime self-defense force, a euphemism for the japanese navy. it was at a time when the island was leading on cnn and bbc. i thought as i was sitting between two them there's an opportunity for a canadian to do something extraordinary from an naval diplomatic perspective and put this thing to bed. [laughter] >> how did that go? >> not too well, not too well. [laughter] which is my point. i spoke with the chinese admirals interpreter. i spoke with admiral commander in english, a great conversation. but never was the bridge build or even considered. and i think one of the key issues here, with respect to china as they emerge, as a real leading nation is the ability to build bridges, to communicate to build strategic trust and cooperation, to enable every forum, the east asian summit, asian, and others, all bilateral come multilateral relationships in order to keep the volume as well as possible spent last year i had the privilege of interviewing henry kissinger about his book on china
the american and soviet navies were circling watching each other, get so tired, they almost made a mistake and pulled the nuclear trigger and each other. and finally, just sort of more innocent mistakes, if you look at an example in the 1980's, boris yeltsin, the president of russia, the norwegians had a zero weather rocket that they launched in the direction of russia. then notify the russians, but this time the notification got lost in the mail. the russian generals came and said, look, apparently somebody has lost something in us across our horizon. this is an american nuclear attack you have to miss the launch or russia will be obliterated with no shots back. thankfully was sober that date. relations were good between the u.s. and the soviet union. he said to me you know, it can't be the americans attacking. when you talk about the u.s. and iran, is drolen iran, flight times, the attention, the chances of something going wrong , the escalation ending in disaster, that much higher. finally, you also have to be concerned about iran with a nuclear umbrella. oh, well, being more responsive
from alaska good up, beverly moore, 81-year-old korean war navy veteran. beverly was there because the majority of her modest income comes from social security. she wanted to know how this proposal will strengthen that lifeline for her and thousands of alaskans. in fact, one in nine alaskans receive social security. with my state's population of those 65 and older expanding rapidly, social security will continue to play a key role in supplementing a decent living. if social security was not there for the elderly in alaska, a fifth of them would live below poverty. it's vital for our state. it's vital for all our states and for this whole country. mr. president, i have no illusions that this bill is not going to pass in the final weeks of the 112th congress, but i wanted to get it into the mix, i wanted to make sure that people get the bigger point, and again i would say to my presiding officer -- and he says as well and i know my friend here from oregon is on the floor also. as we talk about the deficit, it has taken center stage right now, we want to highlight one very clear thing
spent several years in the united states navy, ultimately serving as an intelligence prefer forthc admiralhi ali burke, chief of ny naval operations. i would say the navy and admiral burke shows the best person that they could have for that lugar particular job. he quickly became well-known fos not only his hard work, but hiss ability to lead and his act intellectual prowess. the senator then returned tosenr indiana where at the young age of 35 he became the mayor of indianapolis, serving two termso from 1968 until 1975. there is no question he is infel recognized as one of the mostons influential and visionary maybe mayor's indiana has ever seen, and i would suggest maybe the country has ever seen. now, having just left military service myself, i was working full-time and attending law lea school at night. and me to that did not leave much time foo marcia and i too enjoyed the amenities of indianapolis.e .. very few to enjoy at that particular time. it was then that our newly elected mayor began to remarkable transformation of i understan
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highly decorated, one in the navy, the other a marine. one medal of honor, the other -- the presiding officer -- navy cross, silver star, more than one bronze star for valor, a number of purple hearts. as i said again, but i can't say it too much, what an honor and pleasure it has been to serve in this body with the senator from virginia, jim webb. i've learned so much about what difference a positive attitude will make. no better example of that is the new g.i. bill of rights. to think that a new senator, a brand-new senator would have the idea, the confidence that i can do this, not only the confidence that this bill is important, but he wrote it himself. the presiding officer wrote that bill himself. he didn't do like most of us do, he wrote it himself and proceeded to go it passed. there's a man i'm going to miss a lot. i would ask that my following remarks appear at a different place in the record. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. reid: mr. president, i'd like to spend a little bit today talking about the junior senator from hawaii, daniel akaka, as he re
navy, ultimately serving as an intelligence briefer for the chief of naval operations. i would say the navy and admiral burke chose the best person they could for that particular job. dick lugar quickly became well-known not only his hard work but his leadership act an. senator lugar then returned to inwhere a -- returned to indiana where he served two terms u there is no question that dick lugar is recognized as one of the most influential and visionary mayors indiana as ever seen and i would suggest maybe the country has ever seen. now, having just left military service myself, i was working full-time and attending law school, indiana law school, at night and this didn't leave much time for marcia and me to enjoy the amenities of indianapolis. but, frankly, there were very few to enjoy at that particular time. it was then that our newly elected mayor began to remarkable transformation of i understan--of indianapolis whice one of the most attractive and livable cities in america. he worked with the general asystemmably, then-governor ed whitcom to merger the governments of indiana
of threats across a more dispersed geography. this past february, the navy and marine corps conducted their first large-scale amphibious exercise in more than 10 years. in march, the army conducted its first exercise in its new decisive action training environment that emphasizes combined arms maneuver against a combination of irregular and neither fear conventional opponents. the second element of our defense strategy is to maintain our force projection where we need it. in the middle east and in the asia-pacific region. the asia-pacific region is obviously an area of growing importance for our economy and our security. in the middle east, obviously represents continuing threats to our security as well. even after the withdrawal of troops from iraq, we have maintained a substantial military presence in the middle east in order to deter aggression, respond to crisis, ensure regional stability in the face of historic unrest, and the continuing threats from iran. last week i visited some of our troops based in kuwait, part of a robust gulf posture that includes roughly 50,000 troops, do
, 928, 929, 30, and 31. and all nominations be placed on the secretary's desk in the army and navy, that the nominations be confirmed en bloc, the motion to reconsider be laid on the table, with no intervening action or debate, no further motions be in order to any of the nominations, that any related statements be printed in the record, that the president be immediately notified of the senate's action, and the senate then resume legislative session. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. brown: i understand there is a bill at the death i ask for its first reading. the presiding officer: the clerk will read the title for the first time. the clerk: h.r. 6429, an act to amend the immigration and nationality act to promote innovation, investment, and research in the united states to eliminate the diversity immigrant program and for other purposes. mr. brown: i ask for its second reading in order to place the bill on the calendar. i object to my own q. the presiding officer: objection having been heard, the bill will be read for a second time on the next legislative day. mr. bro
. >> iran, the u.s. drone they claim they shot down. do you have information on that? the navy said it's not theirs, perhaps a cia drone. i don't know. anything that you can tell us about that? >> i can tell you we have no evidence that the iranian claims you cite are true. i'd refer you to the pentagon's comments this morning about the type of uav, but, again, no evidence that the claims are true. >> how do you view, though, the fact they have shot some drone -- >> again, we have no evidence to hear the claims are true. i'm not going to comment on something about which we have no evidence in its truthfulness. yes? >> jay, thanks. i want to go back to what the president asked in the interview with bloomberg. during the negotiations with speaker boehner, a year ago, he was willing to consider increasing the eligibility age for medicare recipients and slowing benefits for entitlements, and he said he was willing to look at anything that strengthens our system. can you clarify, are those prams that could strengthen the system, is that what he was signaling? >> i will say a couple things t
team, as one joint facility, army, navy, air force you have become one of the best medical teams in the world. and they raising expectations, by making clear there's always hope, that good things can have been made dancing training command by increasing responsibility, our corpsman, our medics are now capable of delivering life-saving medical care right there in the battlefield. this is the new standard of medical care and i'm very proud to say that it is the most advanced in the world. a real revolution has taken place in battlefield medicine. it's truly been a revolution and in our ability to care for the most serious combat injuries, we have also seen a higher survival rate can result in a new set of complex injuries when our soldiers return home and you're responding to the challenge as well. here at the center of healing, the center of miracles, you have treated diseases that we've never seen before on our soil. he performed life-saving surgeries that are the first of their kind and you've developed the most advanced aesthetics in the world. it's thanks to your extraordinary
fleet for the future and for our navy arctic mission. but these specialized vessels will take up to ten years to build. so in the meantime, we want to make sure that u.s. companies can continue to do business and keep the arctic operational and running, and so it's very fitting that the icebreakers that work fine now are not dismantled. so this legislation prevents them from being scrapped and helps us have the resources that we need to serve interests in the arctic. this bill stipulates that we won't junk our current icebreakers, and it's more cost-effective to keep them, and it will make sure that they stay seaworthy so that the crews don't go out on faulty equipment. these ships won't go away unless it can be proven that it makes financial sense to replace them. last january, the world watched as the healey icebreaker successfully cut through a path in the arctic sea to deliver fuel to nome, alaska. the healey is primarily a resource vessel but it was set up to do the job because our other icebreakers were not currently in active status. they were being repaired. so this bill ensures
of the navy during the reagan administration. and i would point wownt more, the sterling credentials, i guess i can say this now because he's retiring, and a political opponent will not use it against him. jim webb is an intellectual with a passion for ideas and knowledge. for goodness sake, he even writes books, excellent books. the wind that win glowing reviews in "the new york times" and get turned into documentaries on the smithsonian channel. senator webb has put this past experience to superb use here in the senate as an active member of the committee on armed services, the committee on veterans' affairs, and the committee on foreign affairs. toth great credit before coming to the senate he was an outspoken critic of the invasion of iraq, warning that it would be a unilateral war with no exit strategy. after the invasion, he was equally outspoken in challenging the bush administration's conduct of that war. at the same time, as a member of the committee on veterans' affairs, he worked hard to pass legislation to provide enhanced education benefits for veterans, a 21st century g.i. bill
, the navy the same person who worded that are also called the fort hood massacre in incident of workplace violence. words mean some thing. the arb report points out failures and testimony here today states they are being addressed and i appreciate that. they should be addressed for state and security at diplomatic personnel all over the world. they're still many unanswered questions, especially about how do we protect and defend diplomatic corps and sovereign territory, which is what americans see our embassies and missions and little slices of u.s. territory located around the world. the question i have for you today, and let me just back up and say when we talk about labeling the incident in benghazi, even the president of the united states on the 12th sat in his statement that no acts of terror will ever shake a result. you labeled a terrorist attack a day after he may subsequently after that, subsequently labeled other things about a video. what was the u.s. military's force posture in the region at the time of the attacks and resulting ability of the u.s. armed forces to respond in t
important than our politics. a decorated marine, a celebrated author, a former secretary of the navy, and now a respected senator. his tireless work has helped make the world safer, our veterans stronger, and our criminal justice system more fair. and i will truly miss his company. mr. president, there's a few more retiring senators i'd like to share some more detailed stories about today, but let me, if i might, start with my chairman from the budget committee, senator kent conrad. senator kent conrad of north dakota is a senator i met many, many years ago, but if i'm going to talk about him, i feel i have to have a chart. you really can't speak to kent conrad's service and record here in the united states senate without a chart. senator conrad tackled for decades the challenge of educating the men and women of the senate, the people of this country about the very real fiscal and budgetary challenges facing our country. but as you can see, especially after the debut of microsoft exel and then again after he was named budget committee chair, the steady increase in the usage of floor
school, served as a commissioned officer in the u.s. navy and was an assistant u.s. attorney in new york. please welcome alan morrison. [applause] >> thank you, roger. i also have the distinction of two things. one, i read and commented on stuart and rick's book. i don't want to get any medal of honor for that. my name is in the acknowledgments, i found it today, so nobody's come after me yet. laugh and if you think it's insend yea -- incendiary now, you should have read the draft i read. [laughter] i'm one of the few lawyers who did not file a brief in the fisher case. [laughter] okay. so let's begin by remembering that fisher is a concrete lawsuit and not an academic debate about the values of affirmative action. the question in this case is did the university of texas violate the equal protection clause in connection with its undergraduate admission program, and did abigail fisher, was she injured by what the university of texas did? so i want to start by explaining a little more than stuart did about the admissions program and what it's supposed to do and what it's not supposed to do
officer: without objection. mr. sessions: mr. president, i rise today to honor navy commander jeffrey a. bennett ii. commander bennett has served as a military fellow in my office since december of last year. he brought to public service the same passion and honor he's brought to military service. commander bennett is a 1992 naval academy graduate and was nominated for the academy by the chairman of the armed services committee several years ago, carl levin. he came to my office after a tour serving as captain of the u.s.s. stockdale, an arleigh burke class guided missile destroyer. i know he was an excellent captain, indeed. i personally observed commander bennett's abilities. i am very impressed. he has a good strategic grasp of america's challenges while also mastering the details necessary to fully grasp military, budget and financial issues, among other issues that we deal with. his command of the defense authorization and appropriation legislation from both the house of representatives and the senate has been exceptional. he consistently puts in late nights and long weekends study
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